Charge Capture Specialist

Owensboro Medical Health System - Owensboro, KY 42302
November 14, 2020
NEW
Full Time
Job Summary Responsible for performing daily audits of patient records, comparing patient financial accounts, and patient medical records to ensure patient accounts reflect accurate and verifiable charges. # Job Responsibilities Assists Business Office and Revenue Integrity with billing issues. Identifies hospital charging and nursing documentation issues and relates these to the appropriate department managers. Reconciles the number of charges and patients for Surgical Services, Out-of-Area Anesthesia, Emergency Department, and Women#s Services. Reviews patient charts for completeness and verifies all information is accurately documented and charged. Enters appropriate patient charge codes into patient accounting system. Documents additions and corrects errors to electronic medical record (EMR) according to departmental standards . Communicates with staff for needed documentation to complete charting for accurate charging and billing. Communicates departmental charging issues to the appropriate department manager/supervisor. Provides support to Billing, Patient Accounting, and Finance representatives to assist with billing issues and patient inquires. Provides ongoing education for staff to communicate and improve charge capture and documentation. Educates and orients staff to the charging practices and documentation standards for the department. Maintains an understanding of medical record practices, standards, and regulations. Qualifications Associate#s degree or higher in related field required upon hire A combination of education, training and experience may be considered in lieu of degree. No experience required No licensure/certification/registration required Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Occasionally Walking: Occasionally Sitting: Frequently Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Never Lifting over 75 lbs: Never Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Never Carrying over 75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Never Climbing: Rarely Bending/Stooping: Rarely Kneeling: Rarely Crouching/Crawling: Rarely Reaching: Occasionally Talking: Frequently Hearing: Occasionally Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Never Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Never Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.Job SummaryResponsible for performing daily audits of patient records, comparing patient financial accounts, and patient medical records to ensure patient accounts reflect accurate and verifiable charges.Job Responsibilities* Assists Business Office and Revenue Integrity with billing issues.* Identifies hospital charging and nursing documentation issues and relates these to the appropriate department managers.* Reconciles the number of charges and patients for Surgical Services, Out-of-Area Anesthesia, Emergency Department, and Women's Services.* Reviews patient charts for completeness and verifies all information is accurately documented and charged.* Enters appropriate patient charge codes into patient accounting system.* Documents additions and corrects errors to electronic medical record (EMR) according to departmental standards .* Communicates with staff for needed documentation to complete charting for accurate charging and billing.* Communicates departmental charging issues to the appropriate department manager/supervisor.* Provides support to Billing, Patient Accounting, and Finance representatives to assist with billing issues and patient inquires.* Provides ongoing education for staff to communicate and improve charge capture and documentation.* Educates and orients staff to the charging practices and documentation standards for the department.* Maintains an understanding of medical record practices, standards, and regulations.Qualifications* Associate's degree or higher in related field required upon hire* A combination of education, training and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.* No experience required* No licensure/certification/registration requiredSkills and Attributes* Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.* Works under minimal supervision.* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Physical Demands* Standing: Occasionally* Walking: Occasionally* Sitting: Frequently* Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely* Lifting 25-75 lbs: Never* Lifting over 75 lbs: Never* Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely* Carrying 25-75 lbs: Never* Carrying over 75 lbs: Never* Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Rarely* Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Never* Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Never* Climbing: Rarely* Bending/Stooping: Rarely* Kneeling: Rarely* Crouching/Crawling: Rarely* Reaching: Occasionally* Talking: Frequently* Hearing: Occasionally* Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Never* Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently* Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently* Running: Never* Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently* Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently* Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently* Vision: Seeing Near: FrequentlyOwensboro Health Core CommitmentsINTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers.RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community.TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future.INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health.SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do.EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.
Location/Region: Owensboro, KY (42302)